Meerlust Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

Technical Analysis

Winemaker - Chris Williams
Main Variety - Cabernet Sauvignon
Alcohol - 14.3 %vol
pH - 3.57
RS - 3.0 g/l
Total Acid - 6.00 g/l
Volatile Acidity - 0.6 g/l
Appellation - Stellenbosch

Characteristics

Type - Red
Style - Dry
Body - Full
Taste - Fragrant


Tasting Notes

The Meerlust Cabernet Sauvignon 2016 has an intense, vivid purple colour with slight gradation at the rim. On the nose the wine shows pronounced plum and classic cedar wood-cigar box notes with lifted dark fruit aromas. There is the characteristic hallmark aromas of fennel and liquorice associated with Meerlust Cabernet. On the palate the wine is full bodied but with richness of fruit and supple tannic structure typical of 2016.

Ageing Potential

Although approachable now the Cabernet Sauvignon 2016 will be best from 4 - 15 years from vintage

Blend Information

100% Cabernet Sauvignon

Food Suggestions

Roast meat and game. Ideally served at 18ºC - 20ºC.

In The Vineyard

The Meerlust Cabernet Sauvignon 2016 was vinified from selected fruit from 2 low-yielding mature vineyards. The vines are densely planted on well drained, gravelly, low vigour Vilafontes and Dundee soil which has approximately 15 % clay to ensure water availability to the vines roots right through the growing season.  

 


About The Harvest

The fruit was hand-picked.

In The Cellar

The hand picked fruit was vinified in the traditional manner with partial un-inoculated fermentation and regular remontage. Only the free-run wine was used and aged for 16 months in tight grained French Nevers oak barrels. 60% of the barrels were brand new with 40 % second fill casks.



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